Engagements, Strategy

Assessment of operator smartphone strategies for mobile infrastructure vendor

A major mobile infrastructure vendor was investigating operator business and technology strategies in the emerging smartphone era. The vendor was looking to differentiate with services and products and asked Northstream to understand emerging needs in the area. Northstream performed interviews with key stakeholders from CTO, strategy and sales offices at a number of major operators. […]
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Published December 31, 2011 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Spectrum strategy definition helping secure funding and spectrum auction award

An operator in Southern Europe was assessing its strategy before an upcoming auction and re-licensing of all major spectrum bands in the market. The strategy was to assess a number of areas, including sales/market development, technology choices and the subsequent potential different values of having different spectrum portfolios. Northstream was asked to make a full […]
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Published December 31, 2011 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Strategy sounding board to client in preparing corporate vision

A European operator asked Northstream to support in the process of further developing the organization’s strategy and vision. The engagement was a continuation of Northstream’s involvement with the client’s management team in defining the underlying future vision. Northstream supported in building the future vision, establishing the strategic themes and identifying the trends that would affect […]
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Published December 30, 2011 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Industry round-up and partnership recommendation

As an extension to a project evaluating the need to add Wi-Fi integration to their offering, a global network infrastructure vendor asked Northstream to perform an initial market scanning to identify and categorize potential Wi-Fi network (radio) equipment partners. The client was looking a partner that both possessed cutting edge technology and would be a […]
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Published December 24, 2011 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Market and product assessment for seed-stage RAN optimization company

Northstream assisted a Swedish start-up incubator to assess the market and product ideas for a potential seed stage company. The company’s ideas were based on research results that could be deployed in several different products aimed at the both operators as well as handset makers and network equipment vendors. Northstream’s analysis of value proposition, potential […]
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Published December 20, 2011.


Engagements, Strategy

Evaluation of options for internal lab test mobile network

Northstream helped an international product and service company to evaluate technology and architecture options for an internal radio access lab network. The lab system rationale was to help the company test current and future products in an in-house environment rather than in third-party labs. Northstream collected strategic, technical and budget requirements to map out available […]
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Published December 20, 2011 in .


Engagements, Strategy

Assistance in WAC app store service design

Northstream authored an implementation service design of a Wholesale Application Community (WAC) based app store. The service design included back-end, front-end and user experience considerations as well as CAPEX/OPEX estimates for implementation and maintenance. Northstream’s assistance helped the client to offer complete implementation and maintenance of a WAC-based app store to a prospective customer.
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Published December 20, 2011.


Engagements, Strategy

Technology and service concept development assistance

Northstream assisted a leading Asian telecom operator in finding innovative technology concepts in the Nordic region to be applied in new mobile services. To find potential targets Northstream applied a process to systematically source and qualify small to medium sized companies for short-listing, competitor evaluation and face-to-face meetings. As a result of the project the […]
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Published December 20, 2011.


Engagements, Strategy

Spectrum strategy, evaluation and business case support

Europe is going through re-farming and re-allocation of cellular spectrum as 2G licenses expire, also new mobile broadband spectrum is being issued in digital dividend and higher spectrum bands. A fixed/mobile operator on mainland Europe asked Northstream to support in the preparations for a mobile spectrum auction. Northstream provided support in re-validating the business opportunity […]
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Published October 13, 2011 in , , , .


Engagements, Strategy

Customer interaction process improvement for major system supplier

Northstream scrutinized a few recent system/infrastructure deals from initial Customer request all the way through to contract signature. The analysis was performed from both customer and supplier perspective with the ambition to improve future supplier performance throughout the proposal evaluation process. Northstream interviewed key stakeholders and evaluated the communication and decision processes. In-depth analysis was […]
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Published October 13, 2011.